Whisper Sailing

Bill and Judy's adventures continue..........

24 April 2017 | Bahamas
03 April 2017 | Thompson Bay
31 March 2017 | Great Exuma
28 February 2017 | Palm Cay Marina
17 February 2017 | Palm Cay Marina, Nassau, Bahamas
27 January 2017 | Little Farmers Cay, Exemas
14 January 2017 | Exuma Bahamas
26 December 2016 | Spanish Wells, Bahamas
19 December 2016 | Devils Cay, Berry Islands
19 December 2016 | Addison NASA Bridge
19 December 2016 | Cave Cay to Spence Rock
04 December 2016 | Abacos Bahamas
12 November 2016 | Jacksonville Beach FL
05 May 2016 | Darien, GA
23 April 2016 | Gulf Stream
22 April 2016 | Northern Abaco
10 April 2016 | Abaco
31 March 2016 | Exuma, Eleuthra, Abaco
30 March 2016 | Bahamas
09 March 2016 | B;ackpoint Settlement. Exumas

Old Friends, New Friends

01 December 2015 | Savannah, GA
Savannah was our destination for the Thanksgiving weekend. My friend, Debbie, and husband Paul from my days living in Sumter, SC graciously invited us to join them. It was a fantastic weekend reunion.

First of all, Debbie recommended a marina off the ICW near their home, Coffee Bluff. Once a fish camp, the city of Savannah purchased and completely rebuilt the facility. The floating concrete docks were the widest we have seen. They 'float' with the tide on rollers surrounding square concrete pillars... all eight feet of tide. We were the only transients there this weekend, in fact, the dockmaster told us we were the first to use shorepower and the first to use the shower!
Whisper was safely left to her own devices while we stayed with Debbie and Paul up the road at their spacious home.

Second, they lent us Debbie's car to run errands at convenient shops just a few miles from their home. We resupplied the various lockers and purchased the ingredients for Bill's famous Carmel Apple Pie. Driving a car in pre-Thanksgiving Day traffic was a bit disconcerting since it had been a long time since I was behind a wheel!

Thanksgiving Day was full of delightful surprises. Guests began arriving in late morning bearing wonderful food treats. Debbie and Paul's family members welcomed us as if we had always been a part of the gathering. Dinner found us sampling things we had only hear of but never tasted... collard greens, creamed corn, cornbread stuffing. We were instructed on the proper pronunciation for the pie...it is peCAN not peCON. And Bill's pie was, as usual, a great hit.

We couldn't tear ourselves away when Debbie offered an oyster roast, so the next day we feasted on steamed oysters and snow crab legs at an outdoor party with more family and friends until we couldn't move. I have never seen such big PILES of oysters and crab!!! They sell them by the bushel here.

Our final day in Savannah we became tourists to the historic district. A tour bus gave us an overview of the geometrically laid out city with its beautiful parks/squares surrounded by stately homes and grand churches. We walked the riverfront to learn about the early days when delivering goods to Savannah was a challenge with the fierce tides and current.

We left Coffee Bluff on a cool sunny morning with wonderful memories, thankful for the friendship Debbie and I managed to maintain for over 35 years and the opportunity to make new friends along the way.
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Vessel Name: Whisper
Vessel Make/Model: Tartan 34-2
Hailing Port: Milwaukee WI
Crew: Bill and Judy
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Whisper's Photos - Main
Every shade of blue-green-purple greets our eyes on a continuing basis
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Created 24 April 2017
Our first island anchorages were in the Berries. Sugar sand beaches, clear blue water, conch and starfish, everyday a new wonderful experience.
10 Photos
Created 16 April 2016
We are spending over a week in Bimini waiting for weather to cross to the Berry Islands (a 75 mile crossing that will require two good days). So we walk, drive, and dinghy our way around North Bimini to learn about the land and the people.
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Created 6 February 2016
There were many projects we did to upgrade Whisper to a more efficient, comfortable, safe and enjoyable boat.
7 Photos
Created 10 January 2016
The many contrasting scenes on the Intercoastal Waterway
36 Photos
Created 25 December 2015
Our favorite anchorage on the eastern shore. The cove featured St Martin Point house and grounds, a 19th century home with accommodations for eighteen people, currently available as vacation rental. Dan, the caretaker invited us to explore the house and grounds.
14 Photos
Created 28 October 2015
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Created 27 October 2015
Workboat Festival
8 Photos
Created 26 October 2015
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
7 Photos
Created 25 October 2015
Boat show
6 Photos
Created 11 October 2015
Highlights of our stay in the Big Apple
14 Photos
Created 2 October 2015
Fixed bridges, lift bridges, railroad bridges, road bridges, bridges to nowhere.
8 Photos
Created 13 September 2015
"I stayed too long at the fair"
12 Photos
Created 11 September 2015
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Created 1 September 2015
I walked from the yacht club to the downtown area to purchase a nautical chart at the general store. Charming homes from the mid-1800s with fenced in yards and patios. Main square at City Hall has umbrella tables and chairs to enjoy the fresh air. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants, wished we could stay longer.
7 Photos
Created 27 August 2015
Transiting the 243 miles of the Trent Severn Waterway system
5 Photos
Created 25 August 2015
Into the Georgian Bay
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Created 6 August 2015
We took Whisper on a loop through the French River Small Craft Route with Russ and Lisa onboard. Uproar can't do the route because of depth...and maybe width!
8 Photos
Created 3 August 2015
We spent the past week attempting to show Sue all of our favorite places... we got in quite a few!!!
7 Photos
Created 23 July 2015
First anchorage in Canada
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Created 14 July 2015
Scenes from one of our favorite places on Lake Michigan
5 Photos
Created 10 July 2015
Preparation for our extended cruise from Milwaukee, WI to the Bahamas and ????
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Created 17 June 2015